Any visitor to the Hawker Havens has access to an assortment of meals prepared under Indonesian, Chinese, Thai and Malay recipes all in one place!
An array of dishes is served out every day and many of them manage to reach the top of the list. Char Koay Teow, a prawn stir fried flat rice noodle, usually made with eggs or duck, chives and bean sprouts and a usual addition of cockles and chili is known to be one of the best on the menu. These are also sometimes stir fried in pork fat.
A popular Asian soup that originated from Thailand, also known among other Asian countries is Tom Yam Maggie Mee. It is easily distinguished because of its spicy and sour flavours and herbs that are used for fragrance and extra taste. Lemon grass, galangal, kaffir lime leaves, lime juice, fish sauce, tamarind, shallots and crushed chili peppers are the secrets that are used to create the soup. The Thai version of Tom Yam Maggie Mee is sometimes made with prawns, fish, chicken or mixed seafood and mushrooms with a generous dash of fresh coriander leaves.
Some of the stalls at Hawker Haven abide by a particular set of rules when ordering a dish; from what type of food to how many portions you should order. Chat with a local tour guide who can easily sneak you to some of the exciting local secrets that you should know.
You can effortlessly locate Hawker Havens on Island Glades, Tapak Selera, Gurney Drive, Swatow Lane or New Lane Roadside. All you have to do is to follow the crowd, as most of the visitors and residents only talk about the festival during this time of the year!
You can leave your belongings at a Penang hotel or even one of the Tanjung Bungah hotels in the area. Directly facing the beach front and suitably located is the Copthorne Orchid Hotel Penang which also gives access to many of the Hawker Havens.